Beaulieu kick-started its motor-fuelled bank holiday weekend with Simply Classics & Sports Car on Sunday, August 24.
This popular Simply Classics event, now in its fourth year, was rebranded to Simply Classics & Sports Car for 2014, to include sports cars. Owners of pre-1989 classic vehicles and sports cars of all ages were invited to drive their vehicle to the UK’s famed Beaulieu to display them in the beautiful parkland surrounding the National Motor Museum.
British sports car manufacturer MG, which is this year celebrating its 90th anniversary, was a featured marque at this year’s event, with over 200 MGs on show from early VAs and TAs to the ever-popular MGB and Midget, as well as modern classics such as the MGF and MG TF, with displays from regional MG clubs and individual owners as well as a number of trade stands. Visitors were asked to vote for their favorite vehicle on display in the People’s Choice Awards. The winner was Gary Collins, from Chichester, with an eye-catching 1967 VW Camper Van in blue and white. Beaulieu visitors also voted for their favorite MG with the award going to Mike Short from Holbury, Southampton, in a 1937 MG VA Drophead Coupé in British Racing Green.
Simply Classics is part of a whole series of “Simply” rallies, covering a range of makes, models and themes, organized by the Beaulieu events team. The provisional date for next year’s Simply Classics & Sports Car event is Sunday, August 30, 2015. For updates and information, please visit www.beaulieuevents.co.uk